There are myriad indigenous ingredients and delicacies such as Ostrich steaks, Springbok Loin, Karoo Lamb, Biltong (dried, salted meat), Bobotie (a South African version of Shepherd's pie) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages, grilled on an open flame).
For the more daring diner, South Africa offers culinary challenges ranging from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads - all three are reputed to be delicious! Traditional African food is colourful, interesting, and tastes terrific. A well-prepared local meal can be a highlight of your trip to South Africa.
The wine routes of South Africa are predominantly found in the Western Cape where the majority of the country’s wine production takes place. This 350-year-old wine-making tradition encompasses a multitude of wine routes to explore (currently 17), along with brandy routes, wine biodiversity routes, and the world’s longest wine route.